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RESEARCH IN BRIEF
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-77

A comparative study on quality of life of older adults


1 College of Nursing, CIHSR, Dimapur, Nagaland, India
2 College of Nursing, Asia Heart Foundation, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Lidziisa Mao
College of Nursing, CIHSR, 4th Mile, P.O. ARTC, Post Box - 31, Dimapur - 797 115, Nagaland
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_7_19

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Old age is a critical period which requires special attention in adapting to the changes of life. A descriptive comparative research study was conducted to assess the quality of life (QOL) and its components among the older adults staying in old-age home and staying with family in selected area of Kolkata, West Bengal. A total of 100 senior citizens above the age of 60 years were selected as samples for the study, of which 50 were from old-age home and 50 from those staying with family. Standardised tool Short-Form 36 Version 2 - Health Survey and Multidimensional Scale for perceived social support were used to measure the QOL. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The study findings showed that there was a significant difference in the mean scores of QOL and the different domains of QOL of older adults staying in old-age home and family at (P < 0.05). Older adults staying in old-age home perceived better QOL as compared to those staying with family.


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